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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 35, Iss. 7 — Apr. 1, 2010
  • pp: 998–1000

Comparison of raised-microdisk whispering-gallery-mode characterization techniques

Brandon Redding, Elton Marchena, Tim Creazzo, Shouyuan Shi, and Dennis W. Prather  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 35, Issue 7, pp. 998-1000 (2010)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.35.000998


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Abstract

We compare the two prevailing raised-microdisk whispering-gallery-mode (WGM) characterization techniques, one based on coupling emission to a tapered fiber and the other based on collecting emission in the far field. We applied both techniques to study WGMs in Si nanocrystal raised microdisks and observed dramatically different behavior. We explain this difference in terms of the radiative bending loss on which the far-field collection technique relies and discuss the regimes of operation in which each technique is appropriate.

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OCIS Codes
(140.4780) Lasers and laser optics : Optical resonators
(230.3990) Optical devices : Micro-optical devices
(230.5750) Optical devices : Resonators

ToC Category:
Optical Devices

History
Original Manuscript: January 20, 2010
Revised Manuscript: February 19, 2010
Manuscript Accepted: February 21, 2010
Published: March 26, 2010

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April 2, 2010 Spotlight on Optics

Citation
Brandon Redding, Elton Marchena, Tim Creazzo, Shouyuan Shi, and Dennis W. Prather, "Comparison of raised-microdisk whispering-gallery-mode characterization techniques," Opt. Lett. 35, 998-1000 (2010)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-35-7-998


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